Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 5, 2017 – Providenciales – The Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority (TCIAA) wishes to announce that according to hurricane projections and in accordance with hurricane orders there will be tentative suspension of flight operations on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 6:00 pm local time.Flight suspension is based on weather conditions that are dynamic by nature. Suspension of flight operations will affect all airports including; Providenciales, Grand Turk, North Caicos, South Caicos and Salt Cay airports.The Airports Authority remains committed to the safety of aircraft, passengers, staff and other users of the airport. We regret any inconvenience caused and passengers are asked to contact their respective airlines for flight rescheduling. All scheduled flights for today, Tuesday, September 05, 2017 are expected to operate as usual.The Airports Authority is closely monitoring the storm’s progress and will issue updated reports accordingly.Press Release: TCIAA Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The homeless men and women often seen in places like downtown San Diego may need help, but even with more government spending, a taxpayers’ watchdog group claims local governments don’t have a way to gauge the impact of those dollars.A new report released by the San Diego Taxpayers Educational Foundation said that spending on homelessness services by the County of San Diego and 18 cities in the county increased by 2,000 percent over the last 10 years, amounting to a 20-fold increase.The head of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association said the study by its research arm was unable to establish a statistical correlation between spending on homeless reduction programs and the number of people who are homeless. Haney Hong, the CEO and President of the Taxpayers Association said the problem is a lack of data collection that could be used to measure program effectiveness.One of the questions in the study was whether there was a relationship between spending levels and the number of people struggling with homelessness. The study found there was not enough data to reach a conclusion.The study recommended a standardized approach to collecting data to ensure that programs that help the homeless are operated effectively.The Taxpayers Association said local governments may have to spend more public dollars on experts who can track the metrics and then evaluate the effectiveness of tax dollar spending.“But if a city doesn’t make a commitment to saying ‘let’s measure this and let’s have smart people looking at the data’, then we’re not spending the taxpayer dollars in an effective way,” Hong said.’If you want to look into the spending on homelessness in your city, you can visit https://bit.ly/2FB89qx . KUSI Newsroom Updated: 8:20 PM Study says cities lack data to track effectiveness of homeless programs Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: March 26, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, March 26, 2019
NEW YORK—The international M&A process is becomingincreasingly homogenous, but American publishers looking to buy or sellabroad still need to be prepared for some distinct differences,according to a panel of publishing deal experts at the AmericanBusiness Media/International Federation of the Periodical Press WorldConference today.The auction process that typifies manyAmerican publishing deals is an anathema abroad, particularly in GreatBritain and Western Europe, according to Charlie Engros, managingpartner of law firm Morgan Lewis. “There is a lingering discomfort withthe American auction style of M&A,” he said. “Europeans prefer todevelop relationships with sellers and they want exclusivity in theearly stages of the process. In an auction, European buyers feel likethey aren’t fairly treated and they want the chance to convey that theymight be a more trustworthy buyer than a financial company, even thoughthey may not be.”Due diligence with foreign publishers can be aconfusing and laborious process. “Europeans often have a huge duediligence team of 20 or 30 people and an approach that’s not alwaysconducive to getting a deal done,” said Engros. “They may bringchecklists that aren’t applicable to U.S. businesses and they may havesome misconceptions about U.S. business. British buyers often thinklong-term indemnity is part of the U.S. process when that’s not thecase.”Debit financing in Europe is also more complicated and athird-party is often required to conduct due diligence, while in theU.S. it’s typically done in-house, according to Veronis SuhlerStevenson co-CEO Jeffrey Stevenson. Due Diligence MinefieldsCompaniesin emerging markets are often attractive to U.S. buyers because topline growth is often more than 20 percent—much greater than top linegrowth for publishers in mature markets (and foreign sellers will oftendemand higher multiples than a U.S. seller because of it). However,watch out for the bottom line. “Top line growth is great with thesecompanies but the bottom line is never what you think it is,” saidScott Mozarsky, executive vice president and chief strategy anddevelopment officer with UBM’s PR Newswire. “We bought a company inMexico but didn’t factor the rise of kidnappings into the P&L andtook a hit because we had to add so much security.” Liveevents are booming abroad as well but beware of how they are evaluated.In China and Japan, attendees who leave the exhibit hall then returnare counted as new attendance. Lost in Translation Other cultural factors are less ominous but can still be a headache.Mozarsky said its common practice in Latin America for companies toclassify actual employees as outsourced. The employees receive minimalwages as employees but are paid much more as outside staff, whichenables the companies to avoid taxes.WhileMozarsky says a typical deal in the U.S. can take two to three monthsto close, in Latin America it can take six months to a year. “Often thefinancials are not audited and the businesses are based on cash,” says Mozarsky. “It can take a while to figure out what is what.You need to be careful because if something goes wrong after the dealis done, you have little in the way of recourse.” In 2016, theInternational Financial Reporting Standards will go into effect,replacing GAP, which should make the international M&A processeasier. “Twenty years ago there were really unique differences in theway business was done,” said Wilma Jordan, founder and CEO of TheJordan, Edmiston Group. “That’s still true today but it’s less and lessso each year. After the standard accounting practices go into effect,the differences will be even less.”
AMHERST, MA — Approximately 5,500 students received bachelor’s degrees in over 100 majors at University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Undergraduate Commencement on May 10, 2019 at the McGuirk Alumni Stadium.Below is a list of students from Wilmington who graduated:Daniel James BellRyan Andrew BroderickJessica BuskePatrick Keiron FinnHilary HayesLaura Leigh KellerColin Thomas KennedyGabrielle Amber KochLuke Kelley McInnisJennifer PhamDana RossettiVictoria Evans SchultesMichael TringaleJacob Michael VieiraMadison Jean young(NOTE: The above announcement is from UMass Amherst.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 31 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At UMass AmherstIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 6 Wilmington Students Graduate From North Shore Community CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 19 Wilmington Students Graduate From UMass AmherstIn “Education”
India’s SpiceJet aircraft prepares for takeoff at the airport in MumbaiReutersNo-frills airline SpiceJet said on Friday that it would “very soon” receive the first tranche of funding from its new investors – Ajay Singh and his financial backers, as part of the recapitalisation programme.”The first tranche of recapitalisation is imminent”, SpiceJet’s Chief Operating Officer Sanjiv Kapoor told PTI.The company also spoke of “right-sizing’ its operations, to indicate that headcount numbers are expected to be revised.Starting with fleet rationalisation, SpiceJet is under mounting pressure to bring its cost in line with the funds available. It is looking at optimising aircraft utilisation, renegotiation of contracts and limit costs across the spectrum.With the Ministry of Civil Aviation giving its approval, SpiceJet has been reacquired by Ajay Singh, the original promoter, from the Maran family, who exited the airline at a significant loss.Ajay Singh is expected to bring as much as ₹1,500 crore to the beleaguered airline.The company posted a net loss of ₹275 crore for the third-quarter, as it reeled from falling revenue and having to trim its fleet from 35 to 19 planes.’The worst is behind us’The COO said that SpiceJet’s worst business conditions are in the past and added that operating performance has already started to improve.He asserted that SpiceJet would go for “furloughs,” rather than laying off its staff. The employees are to be provided all benefits with an option to return to SpiceJet at a future date.He, however, admitted that reduction in manpower would be necessary to reduce overhead costs.Kapoor declined to give specific numbers, though he noted that the headcount has dropped to “below 4,000″ against 4,200 employees it carried on its rolls earlier.In January-February 2014, SpiceJet recorded a peak of 5,700 employees, at about 100 staff for every aircraft. The turbulence the company faced has seen its employees leave the organisation, including pilots.”That reduction in manpower was largely due to natural attrition… Not even one pilot was asked to go,” Kapoor said.He insisted that all overheads are being subjected to scrutiny, under the cost-cutting plan.In December, SpiceJet was forced to ground flights after certain vendors refused to supply the company with the essentials over unpaid credit outstanding.Finally, Kapoor added that the performance of the Indian domestic aviation industry looked better in the current year, with the cost of aviation fuel coming down, which helps stem some of its major costs.SpiceJet shares closed Friday at 19.65, down by 0.40 or 2%.
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Prothom Alo IllustrationA man was killed in what the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) called gunfight in the city early Monday.The law enforcement claimed that deceased Rajon, 25, was a drug trader, reports UNB.Quoting the law enforcement UNB says, tipped off that a gang of drug traders gathered there, a team of RAB conducted a drive in Bachhila under Muhammadpur police station.Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, a gang of drug traders opened fire on them, forcing them to retaliate which sparked off the gunfight. The team also recovered arms, bullets and a huge amount of hemp from the spot.Two RAB members were injured in the incident, says the report.Prothom Alo, however, could not verify the law enforcement’s version of the incident independently as no version of it was available immediately either from any witness or from any member of the victim’s family.
Citation: Researchers predict global warming will cause an increase in frequency of Indian Ocean Dipole events (2014, June 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-06-global-frequency-indian-ocean-dipole.html (Phys.org) —A team of researchers, led by Wenju Cai of CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, in Australia has published a paper in the journal Nature in which they report that 21 out of 23 climate models they ran indicated an increased frequency of Indian Ocean Dipole events over the next century. The increase, the team also reports, will be due to the continuation of global warming. Explore further Positive Indian Ocean Dipole events cause devastating floods in many vulnerable east Africa countries. The 1997 positive Indian Ocean Dipole event resulted in several thousand deaths and displaced hundreds of thousands of people. The latest generation of climate models project that these extreme events are to occur more often under greenhouse warming. This image depicts the Gash River flooding in Kassala, Eastern Sudan, 2007. Credit: MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH/REUTERS This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Indian Ocean Dipole events are atmospheric phenomena that occur due to ocean temperature differences. They are characterized by peak sea surface temperature swings between the eastern and western basins. Positive phases of the cycle occur when warmer waters in the west lead to more rainfall there and cooler waters in the east lead to less rainfall. When this happens, land areas in the east such as Australia and Indonesia tend to undergo draughts, while those in the west such as parts of Africa undergo flooding. One example occurred in 1997 when smoke from fires in Indonesia blackened the skies across the region even as thousands of people were killed due to flooding in several African nations. In their paper, the authors of this new study suggest such occurrences are likely to happen much more often over the next several decades.To come to their conclusions, the team examined 31 global climate models and determined that 23 of them were capable of modeling rainfall in the Indian Ocean during both normal times and when there is a dipole event occurring. They ran the models first for the period 1900, to 1999 to see how well they could predict dipole events that actually occurred, then, encouraged by the results, ran the models again, this time for the period 2000 to 2099, under what they describe as business as usual conditions. They report that 21 of 23 models predicted an increase in the frequency of positive phase Indian Ocean Dipole events—the combined average predictions suggest the region will see approximately triple the number of such events over the coming century—from one every 17.3 years to one every 6.3 years. The business as usual conditions assume greenhouse gas emissions will continue to increase at their current pace.If such predictions come to pass it could mean an increase in fires in eastern countries, but more devastating perhaps, an increase in flooding in some of the poorest parts of the world, which would likely be made even worse in coastal areas as sea levels are predicted to rise during the same time period. Journal information: Nature Indian Ocean phenomenon helping to predict extreme weather More information: Increased frequency of extreme Indian Ocean Dipole events due to greenhouse warming, Nature 510, 254–258 (12 June 2014) DOI: 10.1038/nature13327AbstractThe Indian Ocean dipole is a prominent mode of coupled ocean–atmosphere variability, affecting the lives of millions of people in Indian Ocean rim countries. In its positive phase, sea surface temperatures are lower than normal off the Sumatra–Java coast, but higher in the western tropical Indian Ocean. During the extreme positive-IOD (pIOD) events of 1961, 1994 and 1997, the eastern cooling strengthened and extended westward along the equatorial Indian Ocean through strong reversal of both the mean westerly winds and the associated eastward-flowing upper ocean currents1, 2. This created anomalously dry conditions from the eastern to the central Indian Ocean along the Equator and atmospheric convergence farther west, leading to catastrophic floods in eastern tropical African countries13, 14 but devastating droughts in eastern Indian Ocean rim countries. Despite these serious consequences, the response of pIOD events to greenhouse warming is unknown. Here, using an ensemble of climate models forced by a scenario of high greenhouse gas emissions (Representative Concentration Pathway 8.5), we project that the frequency of extreme pIOD events will increase by almost a factor of three, from one event every 17.3 years over the twentieth century to one event every 6.3 years over the twenty-first century. We find that a mean state change—with weakening of both equatorial westerly winds and eastward oceanic currents in association with a faster warming in the western than the eastern equatorial Indian Ocean—facilitates more frequent occurrences of wind and oceanic current reversal. This leads to more frequent extreme pIOD events, suggesting an increasing frequency of extreme climate and weather events in regions affected by the pIOD. © 2014 Phys.org
Scratch 3.0 was released yesterday. Scratch is an environment aimed to teach basic programming logic to kids with blocks and cartoon-ish characters and scenes. Yesterday, Scratch 3.0 officially became a part of the Scratch online community. Scratch 3.0 new features There are various new sprites, backgrounds, and sounds for users to play with. A new extension library lets users add new sets of blocks that connect to hardware and software components to do more tasks with Scratch A new sound editor New programming blocks Support for tablets, hence the blocks in Scratch 3.0 are bigger Users can add collections of extra blocks the developers call ‘extensions’ Among existing blocks new ones are added for sound effects, operators to make string operations easier, new pen blocks and a new glide block to move a sprite. The paint editor has a new layout that increases the visibility of tools and options, an eraser tool, more color options, better control over vector points, more controls for ordering layers, and new gradient controls. With the sound editor in Scratch 3.0, you can now record sounds, trim audio with more ease, and explore new sound effects. General reactions to Scratch Comments from Hacker news are positive for Scratch: “Scratch is pretty great, and at least 3 of my kids constantly ask if they can play Scratch.” “Scratch (and similar programming environments) is a very successful way to introduce children to programming and I hope that it continues to do so.” Any of your old projects can be found at https://scratch.mit.edu/mystuff/. You can check out Scratch at the MIT website. Read next Ruby 2.6.0 released with a new JIT compiler Python governance vote results are here: The steering council model is the winner NumPy drops Python 2 support. Now you need Python 3.5 or later.
Travelweek Group Friday, March 10, 2017 Share TORONTO — G Adventures is now a Platinum Club member in Canada’s Best Managed Companies program, recognizing best-in-class Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million that demonstrate strategy, capability and commitment to achieving sustainable growth.The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums.“We’re incredibly honoured to receive this highly coveted stamp of excellence,” says Bruce Poon Tip, Founder, G Adventures. “This award is a testament to our fantastic team, their entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to our clients, and dedication to delivering life-changing adventures.”Canada’s Best Managed Companies program is about more than financial performance, says Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader. “The ingredients to success also include overall business performance and sustained growth. It takes dedication and commitment from the entire organization.” Posted by Tags: G Adventures G Adventures recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies << Previous PostNext Post >>